The Armitt is a place combining Gallery, Museum and Library. The Armitt Museum has an astounding collection of Art, Archaeology, Archives, Books, Geology, Photography and Local History.

Art - Water-colours, prints, pastels and oil paintings. This collection includes over 400 water colours by Beatrix Potter depicting fungi, fossils and Roman archaeology.

Archaeology - Neolithic, Bronze Age and Roman material collected in and around Ambleside.

Archives - Manuscripts, letters, folk songs, local account books, poor-law records and deeds. Many items relate to Lake District personalities and scholars, including John Ruskin, Harriet Martineau and Charlotte Mason.

Books - Over 10,000 titles relating to the Lake District and the people who lived, worked and visited there. Includes an extensive collection of early guide books, a wide range of books about local history, Medieval Cumbria, Charlotte Masons educational theories, work by local authors.

Geology - Lake District specimens collected by John Ruskin, Walter Annis and Dr. F H Day.

Photography - Local scenes and people mainly photographed by local Victorian photographers such as Herbert Bell, Frith, Mason and the Abrahams Brothers.

Local History - Items made and used by local people in the home and at work. We also have an interesting textile collection featuring work from the Langdale Linen industry and samples of Ruskin Lace.

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Address: Armitt, Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BL, UK
Phone: +44 15394 31212

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